Irvine man arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife after calling his probation officer: police

A man who called his probation officer and said he killed his wife at her home in Irvine was subsequently arrested, police said Wednesday.

Yunlong Bai, 42, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder after officers found his wife dead on the kitchen floor of their home on Red Apple, the Irvine Police Department said in a press release.

Officers arrived at the couple’s home around 1 p.m., which is in the neighborhood east of Royal Oak and Eagle Creek

“An Orange County probation officer received a call from a probation officer saying he had killed his wife and was waiting for the police at his home,” Irvine Police Sgt. Karie Davies said in a statement.

According to Davies, the probation officer immediately notified the police and dispatchers dispatched several officers to the residence with a “Code 3” light and a siren emergency response.

Officers found Bai and another man who had rented a room from the couple in the house.

The victim, identified by police as 33-year-old Chao Chen, had signs of trauma and was pronounced dead by the Orange County Fire Authority at her home.

An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of her death, police said. The couple had been married for 13 years.

Investigators said the tenant was not involved in Chen’s murder.

Bai was taken to Orange County Jail, where he is being held on bail of $ 1,130,000.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is encouraged to contact Detective John Sanders at 949-724-7233 or email [email protected]

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